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agents were tapping chancellor angela merkel's mobile phone, something he denies. >>> state-run media in china says a car that ran into pedestrians in beijing's tiananmen square killed five people, two of them tourists. >>> one of japan's biggest banks is punishing top executives for knowingly loaning money to criminal organizations. >>> u.s. president barack obama is facing more questions about what he knew and when regarding the activities of his intelligence agents. a german newspaper says obama found out three years ago that the national security agency was tapping chancellor angela merkel's mobile phone. that contradicts reports he told her he was unaware. nhk world's noriko okada has more. >> reporter: the german newspaper is the latest media source to publish details of how the u.s. spied on german chancellor angela merkel. it spoke to a u.s. intelligence worker involved in the operation. it says that person revealed the head of the national security agency informed the president obama in person about the surveillance in 2010. the paper quoted the source as saying obama did not
angela merkel for the last three years. this contradicts reports that obama had told merkel he didn't know. citing a u.s. intelligence worker involved in the spying operation, he said nsa chief keith alexander informed obama in person about the surveillance in 2010. the paper quoted the source as saying that obama did not stop the operation back then, but let it continue. the article said they increased the surveillance to include the contents of merkel's text messages. the agency then started tapping a new, supposedly bug-proof cell phone she acquired this past summer. media reports say obama apologized to merkel when she called him on wednesday. the president told merkel he would have stopped the bugging had he known about it. specs spokespersons for the nsa have denied the allegations. the agency said in a statement in beijing on sunday that nsa chief alexander never had talks with president obama about its spying activities on people, including merkel in 2010. a german weekly magazine has disclosed the details of allegations that u.s. intelligence services secretly collected inf
chancellor angela merkel's mobile phone for more than ten years. >>> officials in north korea have told nhk they plan to keep a program running that has given people in japan emotional closure. they say they will continue to allow japanese to visit places where their loved ones died. more than 38,000 japanese died in the northern part of the korean peninsula around the end of world war ii. the remains of two-thirds of them are thought to be buried there. nhk world's hiromitsu nagano recently accompanied a group that went to pay respects. >> reporter: three japanese grieved relatives arrived in pyongyang last thursday. one of them was 78-year-old tsuneaki iwata from tokyo. >> translator: i'm deeply moved to be here. arriving in north korea and breathing the air here reminds me that i used to live in this country. i want to tell my father that my mother brought us siblings back to japan safely. >> reporter: iwata used to live with his parents and four siblings in what is now north korea before returning to japan nearly 70 years ago. since then, he has longed to visit the place where his fathe
was not aware agents were monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. she said she's opposed on gathering intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies. they face questions after questions regarding the nsa's work. they say the u.s. does not and will not monitor merkel's communications, and they say they're conducting a review of their intelligence gathering methods. >> we're acknowledging the tension this has caused. we understand this has caused concern in countries that are -- that represent some of our closest relationships internationally. and we're working to allay those concerns and to discuss these issues. >> carney said last summer president obama ordered a comprehensive review of how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he said the investigation should be completed by the end of the year. >>> japan's financial regulators plan to inspect three major banking groups next week. they include mizuho bank that has admitted to providing loans to organized crime groups. officials at the financial services agency say they have already notified the three banking groups of the upc
for the national security agency's alleged eavesdropping on german chancellor angela merkel. the "washington post" says that the nsa has also broken into major communications links used by google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. "the post" reported the infiltration on wednesday based on documents obtained by former nsa contractor edward snowden. the reports say by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect at will data from hundreds of millions of users' accounts, this would include emails sent and received, as well as content such as texts, audio and video. the "post" says during the 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from the firm's private fiber network. the nsa chief general keith alexander has denied the allegations. he said the report is incorrect and that his organization obtains court orders before collecting necessary information. google and yahoo! user accounts through a court-approv
tapped the cell phone of chancellor angela merkel. strobel says snowden made it clear he knows a lot. snowden has revealed details of several top u.s. surveillance programs. u.s. leaders are demanding the russian officials return him to the u.s. so he can face charges of espionage and theft of government property. >>> germany has criticized the apparent spying operation against merkel. now u.s. secretary of state john kerry admitted some of the spying activities were inappropriate, but stopping short of clarifying the details. kerry spoke to a conference in london via video link on thursday. >> some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future. >> but he defended u.s. intelligence gathering, saying it has stopped numerous terrorist attacks. kerry said president barack obama is conducting a thorough review of the spying to avoid creating anymore concern. >>> government officials here are looking to overhaul the operator of japan's crippled nuclear plant. aiuchida joins us from the business desk. >>> ministry officials want to
. they want to know more about reports that u.s. agents have been spying on german chancellor angela merkel. a u.s. state department spokesperson says american intelligence leaders met with german counterparts. jen said the allies reaffirm corporation but gave no further details. the germans are angry about reports american agents tapped merkel's cell phone. white house officials have spent the last few months defending themselves against a range of spying allegations. they say it was part of the efforts to dispel concerns. >>> south koreans have seen a stream of people from north korea cross their shared border over the years. more than 25,000 people who defected from the north are now living in south. police have arrested 49 people who they say is working as spies. 29 of them had been disguising themselves as defectors. more and more north koreans started to flee in the 1990s. up until now, the south korean government admitted all those claiming to be defectors and has helped them adapt. those from north grew up in a different system with different rules, still government leaders in seoul
phone of german chancellor angela merkel. the lawmaker met the former u.s. intelligence contractor in moscow. german media say the legislator of the opposition green party hans christian strobella spent three hours with snowden. snowden reportedly said he's ready to speak before german prosecutors and members of parliament. he told german tv that snowden appeared to have a lot of information about the eavesdropping issue. observers believe his testimony will help shed light on the alleged spying but they also expect washington to oppose the move. the u.s. government demands that moscow return snoweden to face charges. he now lives in russia under asylum. >>> representatives of an international monitoring organization are reporting progress in the first phase of their efforts to rid syria of chemical weapons. officials with the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons say the government has destroyed all of its production facilities. >> the syrian government has completed what we call the functional destruction of its entire chemical weapons making apparatus and what are
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